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Angelina Jolie Opens Up About 'Difficult' Split From Brad Pitt, Says Their Main Focus is 'Staying a Family'

Angelina Jolie Opens Up About 'Difficult' Split From Brad Pitt, Says Their Main Focus is 'Staying a Family'

Angelina Jolie is opening up for the first time about filing for divorce from Brad Pitt.

While promoting her new film First They Killed My Father in Cambodia, the 41-year-old actress and filmmaker got candid about the “difficult time” she and her family has been going through.

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“I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time, Angelina said in an interview with BBC World News via People. “We are a family and we will always be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it.”

Angelina filed for divorce from Brad back in September 2016 after being together for over 12 years.

She went on to talk about how she and Brad are focusing on staying as much of a family as possible.

““Many, many people find themselves in this situation,” Angelina said. “My whole, my family…we’ve all being through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children…and my focus is finding this way through. We are and forever will be a family. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer.”

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  • toastie postie

    I’m staying hopeful that they will get over this and still be a family of 8.

  • toastie postie

    Interview – no Via People the Tab that’s been shading Angie! Besides they don’t have that interview
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39021496

  • whodunit?

    She seemed absolutely heartbroken in the BbC interview. Hope they can work it out. Wish them peace.

  • S. Lilian Ossa

    I am hopeful that both Angelina and Brad will parent all the kids together and find a way to stay a complete healthy happy family. This is not the first couple that has had huge challenges. Challenges can save families. Lets hope its true for them, too.

  • Malf

    Prag writing an article by cutting and pasting the BBC interview. No journalism degree needed for their hack jobs. At least, they ran spellcheck unlike the DF. LOL.

  • Malf

    Prag writing an article by cutting and pasting the BBC interview. No journalism degree needed for their hack jobs. At least, they ran spellcheck unlike the DF. LOL.

  • toastie postie

    I agree. Keeping the hope alive!

  • toastie postie

    I agree. Keeping the hope alive!

  • http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Anderson/e/B01BHC8VMI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1466893529&sr=8-1 Lady Valeria

    Observer2 Dawne • 19 minutes ago

    Isn’t that the way it is for so many though? We like to think that we’ve learned, etc. but, it doesn’t mean that we have. I’d like to think if they’re on their way to healing and they’re both going to have to forgive to heal and that included their kids, etc. But, Brad and Angelina. They won’t forget, but, they have to forgive. And mean it and not play lip service to the idea of it.

    As I said, I hope that the judge has made them go to joint counseling, even, if it’s for co-parenting and it seems like they might have started family therapy.

    At times, it’s the things that attract us or are a big reason we fall in love are the things that tear us apart if you don’t recognize it.

    I think these two love hard. And when it goes bad, it’s the same and it takes time and reflection and some times, time apart.

    And sometimes we come to the realization that we’re better together or apart.

    Time will tell.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++=

    THIS IS LITERALLY THE PLOT OF BY THE SEA. Ughhhh, this shit is killing me!

    Whether or not they stay together–they are going to have to forgive and move forward. And to do that, they have to acknowledge truthfully what has happened, and incorporate that into their future together. You can’t forget about it or move past it, but make it part of your life going forward.

    Damn it Angelina!

  • lurker2

    Not to make light of the situation but sometimes I feel like I’m seeing MAMS and By the Sea play out in front of my eyes.

    Hoping for the same kind of ending.

  • toastie postie

    Totally!!!

  • http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Anderson/e/B01BHC8VMI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1466893529&sr=8-1 Lady Valeria

    It is literally “By the Sea”. Because of course it is.

    I blame Herr Pencil Dick.

  • t.m.delafonda

    I am always the last one to the party!

  • ali7

    JJ should have give BBC credit no that tabloid but it is JJ he loves PM

  • bermy girl

    toastie I was able to watch the interview on BBC World.

    And yes the hurt and pain was palpable. That family will be reunited. My Miraval will wait but I will be celebrating.

  • toastie postie

    That is burning my biscuits. They had nothing to do with this interview.

  • toastie postie

    Yea! That’s great.

  • Observer2

    They have to be able to move past it too, LV or it’s always going to be there.

  • SandyFeet

    The interview was powerful and I cried my eyes out…There is hope and love there, I know this. I feel so helpless watching Angie. It seems that right now they are stuck in a maze and can not find their way out of it, hopefully they will find the way out together.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Anderson/e/B01BHC8VMI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1466893529&sr=8-1 Lady Valeria

    Lol, I think I meant to say you can’t forget about it or brush past it like it doesn’t matter……….

    But yes, totally agree! You have to most past it in a healthy way, not pretend like it never happened.

  • Observer2

    Exactly.

  • ali7

    I know TP but is JJ assistant we’re dealing here lol

  • SandyFeet

    Listen to me: STFU. I have my opinion DEAL WITH IT.

  • ali7

    OMG this is priceless from Sweden embassy in US.

    We look forward to informing the US administration about Swedish immigration and integration policies.
    https://twitter.com/swedeninusa/status/833462568257732612

  • Observer2

    Don’t bother with Brenda Walsh. They;re upset because Angelina kept reiterating that they’re family and will always be family and that they’re working towards and her main focus is that they come out of this a stronger family for it.

  • toastie postie

    SandyFeet, the maroon saw your replies. So you might want to now delete your comments to it, or its post stays longer. But don’t have to, if you don’t want to.

  • SandyFeet

    Thank you..I normally don’t lose my cool but I couldn’t help it this time.

  • Observer2

    He’s getting trolled so hard. LMAO!

    The Swedish Embassy is calling him an idiot.

  • SandyFeet

    At least she can read..that is a good beginning.

  • Observer2

    If SF deletes her posts, then I’ll delete mine.

    Funny how the whiny one thinks I told SF to block her posts when I don’t even have the whiny one’s posts blocked. LMAO!

  • SandyFeet

    Please don’t delete your comments.

  • Observer2

    Like I said, if you deleted yours, than, I’d delete mine. So, I won’t then.

    These trolls keep thinking that blocking someone is the same thing as flagging them or them getting their posts deleted because even Disquis is tired of their b.s. LOL

  • SandyFeet

    So true….

  • Observer2

    That’s what they wanted, someone to reply. That’s why they keep uttering their same b.s. over and over again.

  • Malf

    The Swedish embassy would like to also add the following:

    “In the interest of avoiding future confusion, Ikea has kindly agreed to provide the White House, the date of its next Moonlight Madness sale”.

    ROTFL.

  • toastie postie

    I’d block the maroons but that just keeps their comments on the thread, if others just do that. Don’t want a few to have to do cleanup work on their own. Though I’m tempted just to block. But Whiny has a crush on me, and can’t quit me, so….

  • Observer2

    ROTFLMAO!

  • toastie postie

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🤣🤣🤣

  • Observer2

    Those that I do have blocked, I always unblock those that I know still post here when I first get to JJ’s, then if they’re here, I flag them. Then put them on block again.

    Or if I don’t want to even do that much, just come to JJ’s in another browser and not signed in and flag then.

  • ali7

    Lol Angie also talked abt the orange at the WH she said
    “The American people are bigger than any president.”

    She was also reluctant to talk about President Donald Trump, but commented: “The American people are bigger than any president.

    “I suppose I have faith in my country and in what it is founded on and the values we hold dear. I believe that many of the things that we’re hearing that we feel are based on a sense of spreading fear or hate or dividing people by race or judgement is un-American.”

  • ali7

    Lol u funny

  • lurker2

    I’ve come undone by that interview. My heart hurts for what they are going through and have been through so far.

  • lyric

    I know what you mean. I believe many of us feel that way. I just hope and pray they work through their problems in time and forgive each other for what each may have done and eventually reconcile. It may take some time but if their love is still strong and I believe it is, then it will happen.

  • 81a

    To me getting past it would mean they have to forgive but not forget cos by forgetting it they can end up repeating the same mistakes and get into the mess again. Jmo

  • 81a

    Pray thats comes thru!

  • lurker2

    Let’s hope time heals all wounds is true for them as well. I had the notion it would happen quicker but I realize now this will be a long process. Whatever the outcome, I hope they all heal in the end and find their peace.

  • ali7

    Praise from her fellow journalist

    @BBCYaldaHakim Really liked your Jolie piece. Especially how you kept the focus on Cambodia. Most would’ve built it around Pitt comments.
    https://twitter.com/matt__murphy/status/833445468155830274

  • Lee

    Thanks for this. I was wondering who the journalist was. She conducted the interview with such class.

  • busted

    OK.. TWD is going to start soon. And we have a new thread.. LOL

    bringing this over again..
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39021496

  • Observer2

    That’s what it means to me too. To forgive and move forward, you have to be able to move past it. It can’t be the thing that is always hanging over them or Brad, for that matter.

    I’ve been in a position with a sibling. I told him, that I’d never forget it because it’s helped to make me who I am, but, I forgave him and meant it.

    And when we still talk about that time from time to time. But, it’s not to point fingers or this or that. It’s just talking about that time.

    If you don’t learn from your mistakes, then, yes, you’re most likely to repeat them.